An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.
What is the smallest number with exactly 14 divisors?
Many numbers can be expressed as the sum of two or more consecutive integers. For example, 15=7+8 and 10=1+2+3+4. Can you say which numbers can be expressed in this way?
Jane wants to create a six-digit number for her padlock. She writes down two digits and each digit she writes after these is the sum of the previous two digits. How many six-digit numbers could she create in this way? (A number may not start with the digit zero).
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This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.View the archive of all weekly problems grouped by curriculum topic